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September 14, 2007 – January 20, 2008
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Location: 1st Floor
This exhibition examines for the first time the complete works of Piranesi (1720-1778) as a designer of architecture, elaborate interiors, and exquisite furnishings and his far-reaching influence on noted architects and designers of yesterday and today. Highlights include more than 100 etchings, original drawings, and prints by the artist; a selection of his decorative objects, ranging from furniture and carriage works to mantles and chimneypieces; and examples of his architectural drawings juxtaposed with renderings of contemporary architects.